Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Median Annual Wage: $25,910

Education: Less than high school diploma (68%); High school diploma or equivalent (26%); Post-secondary certificate (4%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Painter Helper; Plaster Tender; Scaffold Setter; Plaster Helper; Exterior Insulation and Finish System Installer (EIFS Installer); Wallboard Worker; Stucco Laborer

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons.

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  • Perform support duties to assist painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or masons.
  • Apply protective coverings, such as masking tape, to articles or areas that could be damaged or stained by work processes.
  • Erect scaffolding.
  • Fill cracks or breaks in surfaces of plaster articles or areas with putty or epoxy compounds.
  • Supply or hold tools and materials.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons.

  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons.

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